Disaster assistance available for flood-impacted communities in Southern Queensland

Disaster assistance is now available to Gold Coast, Logan and Scenic Rim councils following sustained heavy rainfall and ongoing flash-flooding across Southern Queensland.

Assistance is being provided through the jointly funded Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA).

The DRFA will assist councils with the costs of road and infrastructure repairs and clean-up and recovery efforts in affected communities.

While the rain may be starting to ease, flooding is still impacting communities and continues to pose a threat.

The heavy rainfall and flooding caused extensive damage to public and private property, with a number of vehicles being caught out by fast-moving water

The State Emergency Service have also been out helping the community throughout this event, responding to more than 400 requests for assistance, as people experience water through their roofs or coming up through the floor, as well as many trees that have fallen down, blocking roads and damaging properties.

This announcement allows local councils to carry out clean-up operations and restore their damaged essential public assets, knowing eligible costs will be covered under the DRFA.

Information on disaster assistance can be found on the Australian Government’s Disaster Assist website and the Activations web page.